Ant-Man reviewed


Last week I went to the Ant-Man press screening which was attended my non-other than the star of the film Mr Paul Rudd (heart him).

Like, Guardians of the Galaxy I didn’t know anything about this Marvel hero, but knowing that he will be appearing in Captain America: Civil War and then of course the next Avengers film, I knew I would be looking forward to this one. Ok let’s face it, I always look forward to any comic book movie adaptation. With Paul Rudd as the lead as well this was going to be a highly entertaining film.

For those that don’t know what Ant-Man is about, it follows Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a burglar who leaves prison and is trying to stay on the straight and narrow for his daughter. But as he struggles to get a job and a place to live, he turns back to his life of crime. When he discovers a mystery suit, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) asks him to become the Ant-Man.

Mr Rudd didn’t disappoint, moving from a comedy star to an action hero…but still with the comedy. With writing credits he obviously brought his own humour to the role. Playing on the fact that this film is made when the Avengers are out saving the world, he points out the obvious point when asked to save the world and become Ant-Man “the first thing we need to do is call the Avengers”. Later when he stumbles across Avenger The Falcon, he is pleased with himself for ‘not dying’.

The film was presented to us in 3D, and whilst I usually moan about the 3D not being used to its full potential on the Marvel films (Thor’s hammer and Captain America’s shield could have been thrown at the screen more), Ant-Man was made for 3D. When he shrinks to ant size, the depth of the 3D really makes you believe he is the size of an ant.

This film has a thumbs up from me, and I recommend watching in 3D if you can.

Ant-Man is in cinemas this Friday (17 July).

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